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Missouri couple sentenced for tax fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri couple has been sentenced for defrauding the government by paying some of their employees in cash.

The U.S. Attorney says 74-year-old Carl Davis of Branson was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison without parole and ordered to pay $189,892 in restitution. His wife, Jo Davis, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution.

Carl Davis admitted in March that he paid some employees at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Branson in cash to reduce the amount of taxes he paid. He also admitted filing false personal tax returns for 2000-2004.

Jo Davis admitted that she filed a false personal tax returns in 2004 and 2005.

Carl Davis' son, 48-year-old Jeffery Davis, was sentenced in October 2009 to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $62,508 in restitution for his part in the restaurant scheme.

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